Welcome to this resource on personal growth and relationships with Voice Dialogue and the Psychology of Selves.
Voice Dialogue is a method for becoming aware of and integrating the selves or 'parts' that make up who you are.
When you realise which parts of your psyche you've become over-identified with, and which ones you've rejected or simply aren't aware of, you open the door to new choices and experiences, growth and healing.
You'll find plenty of help here on using Voice Dialogue in your daily life, including explanatory material on key concepts, posts on how relationships work and how to improve them, articles on how to use this work to help with child-raising, as well as information about various common selves such as the Pusher, Inner Critic and Vulnerable Inner Child.
Hi, I'm Astra
I’m a Voice Dialogue teacher and author with 30 years experience doing this consciousness work, and have trained directly with Voice Dialogue's founders Drs Hal and Sidra Stone.
Scroll down this page for a brief introduction to Voice Dialogue. And then get my free ebook for more information - it includes an everyday example of how you can use Voice Dialogue in your daily life.
“We consider Astra Niedra to be an outstanding teacher, trainer and facilitator of the Voice Dialogue process”
What is Voice Dialogue?
Developed by pioneering psychologists Dr Hal Stone and Dr Sidra Stone, Voice Dialogue is a method for giving voice to our various selves – also referred to as ‘inner selves’, ‘parts’ and ‘energy patterns’, and include archetypes.
Your selves might include a Knowledge Seeker, Pleaser, Responsible, Rational Mind, Inner Critic, Perfectionist, Vulnerable Child, Playful Child, Rebel, Spiritual Seeker, Couch Potato, Adventurer, Romantic, Good Parent - or any other self you can imagine.
The process of connecting with, embodying and directly dialoguing with our selves allows us to realise which selves we've become over-identified with, why those selves took charge, and then which aspects of ourselves have been rejected.
Through the Voice Dialogue process we gain understanding and acceptance of our-selves. As our awareness grows of how we've come to identify with particular aspects of our psyche, we begin to make space for our rejected selves.
This process, which involves embracing opposite selves, along with their conflicting perspectives and feelings, leads to growth in consciousness.
It results in a kind of restoration of balance and harmony, yet always in flux as we move through life, both within the selves and also in our psyche as a whole.
And when we see how our selves influence our relationships, then we can solve all kinds of relationship and parenting problems, allowing us to feel more joy, connection and growth in our life and relationships.
This work is deeply transformative and healing, and can be used together with any other modality or practice that promotes self-awareness and consciousness.
Learn about 44 different selves in my ebook Which Self Are You?
“I consider the Voice Dialogue process to be one of the most powerful tools for personal growth that I’ve ever discovered.”
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“Thank you for your insights and words of wisdom. I wish your parenting with Voice Dialogue had been around when my girls were growing up.”
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“WOW Astra, you do write the most wonderful applications of Voice Dialogue for a better world.”
Your website is stunning, visually beautiful, and full of ideas and information. I wish you were nearby so we could meet and talk.
Thanks for your wonderful feedback Dassie – I would love to go to New York again some day… if/when I do, I’ll definitely be in touch!
Please add me to your em list for new blog posts….thank you
Hi Coly – to be added to the mail list you will need to fill in the subscription form on my site (the form appears on most pages). I’m unable to add you manually because it is an automated process.
I second that. Really wonderful, readable and informative.
Your site was recommended to me by a friend who works with Voice Dialogue an I am interested in learning more. I signed up for your free download, but did not receive an email confirmation. My experience with email confirmations is that they usually are almost “automatic,” in that they happen almost instantaneously after signing up. I just wondered if there’s a problem from my end, or maybe yours.
Many thanks for your response.
Hi Judy – can you remember which form, on which page, you signed up on? That would make it easier to check if there’s a mistake in the settings for that type of form.
Thanks for your response, Astra. I believe the page I signed up on was the one that features the book & free download. I’ve actually completed the form a couple of times. I clicked on the image of the book on the sidebar. https://www.voicedialogue.com/astra-niedra-voice-dialogue-in-daily-life/subscribe-to-updates/
Hi Judy – I’ve tested the form and it works for me, and I’m getting notifications daily that other people are downloading the ebook, so I don’t know what the problem might be. You should receive a ‘Confirm your request’ email as soon as you submit the form. Maybe check your junk and spam folders in case that’s where it’s going?
Wow Astra. You made some kind of magic happen! I completed the form again, immediately got an email confirmation, confirmed on your site and voila!! the ebook arrived.
Thank you so much. Who knows what happened previously, but something changed and we’re connected. I look forward to reading the book and to your newsletters.
That’s great! I hope you enjoy the ebook. There’s also plenty of information throughout my website. I hope you gain something of value from it all.
Thank you for the writing and information you’ve created and shared. It’s come at a time when I most need it. I look forward to learning more over time as I read more and hope to heal. It wasn’t until I shut down social media that I began to truly understand how empty I’ve become.
In any case. Thank you.
I’m so glad it’s helped. Take care of yourself, Astra.
Do you offer VD sessions on a 1 on 1 basis? I am interested in have a session to help with some areas in my live.
I am away of VD and have used it within my own life to a certain point however I need some more support to dig a bit deeper.
Thank you for your consideration.
Hi Carmel – sorry for taking so long to reply. At the moment I’m not seeing any clients but might start up again this year. I can let you know when I do. In the meantime, there’s a list of facilitators worldwide here: https://www.voicedialogueinternational.com/resources-index.htm. I’d suggest going through some of the profiles to see who you might like to work with. Many facilitators now offer sessions online so you can work with someone from just about anywhere.
All the best and kind regards,